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Wednesday, September 07, 2005
The Diary: Sunday 21st August 2005 to Tuesday 23rd August 2005

Sunday and we explored Yellowstone. There was so much wildlife. Buffalo, elk, deer and foxes. The downside was a lot of RVs to contend with and Sunday drivers. Mike and I did an extra side trip on our way down to the Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk refuge. Another great day.

Monday and it just keeps getting better and better. What an awesome riding day today. We rode two of the greatest riding roads in the USA. The Beartooth Pass, which rises to 10,500 ft with 8 miles of switchbacks and it was snowing at the top. Then the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway, rising to 8,500 ft on stunning roads. Our destination today was Cody and we were staying in the Irma Hotel. This is the hotel owned by Buffalo Bills daughter, full of Buffalo Bill memorabilia and it still has a huge cherry rosewood bar, a gift to Buffalo Bill from Queen Victoria.

Tuesay and a day off to explore Cody, through all the cowboy shops and then the evening at the local rodeo.